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Spooky Sweet Shaker!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  Whimsy Stamps is celebrating with a wonderful Halloween themed blog hop and YOU have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Whimsy store!

You should have come from Bev Rochester wonderful post and will be heading to Celine Passio after here!

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I am sharing a spooky sweet shaker card with you today using some of September’s release!

1005-spider shaker blog hop

The Whimsy Stamps products I used:

I begin my slimline cards by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fit perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

1005-spider shaker blog hop close up

I started the background by die trimming black cardstock and adhering to the card base.  I then die cut the slimline scallop twice, once using Bristol smooth and another through black velvet for the frames.

Next, I inked the slimline scallop with hickory smoke, dusty concord & milled lavender oxide inks.

To make the shaker windows, I die cut foam sheets with the scalloped frame three times, trimmed acetate and placed on one side of the frame and adhered the velvet frame on top.  I lined up where the frames would go with the metal slimline die and place the sparkletz in the middle of each window.  I then pop dotted the whole frame onto the front!

1005-spider shaker blog hop side

I finished up the card by die cutting the Happy Halloween multiple times, once with grey glitter paper and 3 more with thick white cardstock.  I then layered them to create a thick sentiment and glued to the card in between the windows.

Next, I stamped the spiderwebs and heat embossed in black on grey cardstock.  Then I stamped the spiders & hats, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I added these all pop dotted to the front.

Copic colors used:

  • spider hats-V09, V17, V15, V12, V000, V0000, C5, C3,C1 & C0

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WS fuzzy spiders stamp set

Fuzzy Spiders stamp set

WS slimline scallop die

Slimline Scallop die

WS happy halloween word die

Happy Halloween word die

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Fa La La La Christmas Tags

I easily fell in love with these adorable Llamas from the September release and used them to create some fun Christmas tags!

0928-llama tags

The products I used from Whimsy Stamps:

0928-llama tags close up

I began by creating the tags using the circle dies and stamped them with the gingham pattern using pumice stone distress ink.  I then punched the holes using my ancient crop-a-dile, (I think we all still have one lying around) and threaded with some twine.

Next, I stamped the adorable llamas, colored with copic markers, fussy cut out & added a bit of shine.

0928-llama tags side

To finish the tags, I heat embossed the sentiments in black and colored with milled lavender oxide ink.

For the embellishments, I added some light purple clear domes.

I am loving these for use with kraft gift bags or kraft gift wrap for Christmas this year!

Thank you for stopping by!



WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

gingham background rubber stamp

Gingham Background rubber stamp

WS pierced and stitched circles die set

Pierced & Stitched Circle dies

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Let the Adventure Begin!

I went with a simple design for these adore adventurers to really let them stand out.

These cuties are from the Whimsy Stamps new September release, stop on in to see all the adorable new stamps and dies!

0915-adventure slim line

I used a few Whimsy Stamps products to create this card:

I always begin my slimline cards with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base and they fit perfectly into the size 9A envelopes!

0915-adventure slim line side

I used the leftover piece from creating my card base and inked the sides with scattered straw & dried marigold oxide inks.  I then heat embossed the adventure in black in the center.

Next, I stamped the adventurers in black memento ink, colored in copic markers, fussy cut out and added detail with a white pen.

0915-adventure slim line close up

To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiments in white on a stitched banner and pop dotted above the adventure.  For my embellishments, I added some white nuvo drops & sparkly stars around the cuties.

List of copic markers used:

  • Dragon-BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, C3, C1, C0, C00 & 0
  • Bird-Y38, Y35, Y32, YR07 & 0
  • Frog-YG17, YG13, YG11
  • Sign-YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20 & 0
  • Rocks-C3, C1, C0, C00 & 0
  • Grass & leaves-YG05, YG01, YG00, YG0000 & 0
  • Possums-E37, E33, E31, E30, E000, E0000, R32, R30 &0
  • Branch-YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20 & 0

I love this set so much and, again, if you haven’t checked out the new September release from Whimsy Stamps you can do that here.

Thank you!



WS camping dragons stamp set

Camping Dragons stamp set


Quick Strips die set

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A Fa La La Llama Christmas!

Ok, so you guys all know that I have become obsessed with creating slim line cards now and am soooo excited that Whimsy Stamps has come out with a new die that fits this slim line size!!!  I am doing a happy dance around my craft room!

This is just one of the really cool things in their new September release available today!  Check out all the new stuff after reading about this adorable card I created!

0901-pink llamas

The new Whimsy products (and some older) I used are:

I always start my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes which can be found at your local craft store or online!

0901-pink llamas side

I began my card by die cutting the slimline frame and inking the outside with spun sugar & worn lipstick creating the ombre fade.  Next, I stamped the inside pieces with the lots of dots stamp and heat embossed in white and inked with tea dye.

I then stamped all those adorable llamas, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.

0901-pink llamas close up

To put it all together, I pop dotted the outside frame and the cuties along with the heat embossed sentiment from the llama set.  For my embellishments, I added some wink of stella to accent the llamas along with clear domes & white nuvo drops.

If you haven’t seen the new amazing release visit it here and for some amazing creations from the DT visit the Whimsy Stamps FB page!

Copic markers used:

  • E00, E000, E0000, R85, R83, R81, R20, W1, W0, W00, Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000, Y0000 & 0

I love using non traditional Christmas colors on cards and I love the softness of these Llamas!

Thank you for visiting!


WS fa la la llamas stamp set

Fa La La Llamas stamp set

WS slim line marquis die

Slimline Marquis die

WS lots of dots rubber background stamp

Lots of Dots Rubber Background stamp


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50 Shades of Color

I have been loving all the bright and fun rainbow creations the past few months and haven’t tired of making them!  I have another one for you today using Whimsy stamps new August release.

0825-polka dot rainbows

I started my card with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits perfectly into the 9A size envelopes that you can find at your local craft store or online.

A list of the Whimsy Stamps products used:

To make the polka dot background, I taped off the part for the sentiment and inked in rainbow color over the polka dot stencil.  The colors I used were: spun sugar, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, tumbled glass & milled lavender.

0825-polka dot rainbows side

For the rainbows I die six of them and inked in festive berries, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, broken china & wilted violet gluing them and trimming off the edges.

I added a cloud at the end of the rainbows.  To make them shine a little, I added sparkletz in coordinating colors.

0825-polka dot rainbows close up

For the sentiments, I heat embossed them in black, coloring the “COLOR” with copic markers and the bottom one heat embossed on the banner.

Copic markers used:

  • R24, R22, R20, Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11, YG05, YG01, YG00, YG0000, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, V15, V12, V01 & V000

I hope you are inspired to try some rainbow cards before we all dive into the fall and holiday cards!




WS crayons stamp set

Crayons stamp set


Array of Rainbows die set

WS polka dot stencil

Polka Dot stencil


Quick Strips die set

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Purr-fect Halloween Shaker!

I hope by now you have had a chance to see all the amazing variety in the Whimsy Stamps August release ranging from rainbows to Halloween and gothic!

august release-halloween shaker

The awesome Whimsy Stamps products I used:

To start my shaker card I trimmed a piece of cardstock a little smaller than the card front and inked with ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin & dried marigold and die cut the stitched circle for the shaker window.

august release-halloween shaker side

To create the shaker, I stamped the marble background, heat embossed in black and then inked with wilted violet.  I used pop dots to seal around the window and added the sequins inside.

Next, I die cut the grass and inked with shabby shutters and twisted citron.

I then stamped the images, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a stitched banner and pop dotted over the images.

Above the shaker window I die cut some clouds and inked with wilted violet.

For the embellishments, I added some stars from gold foil paper and some black nuvo drops.

I love Halloween colors and the cute cards made for the holiday and I hope you are inspired to create some yourself!  Please share with use your creations using Whimsy Stamps products on our Facebook page!

Copic markers used:

  • pumpkins- YR07, YR16, Y17, Y18, Y15, Y13, YG17, YG13, YG11, E27, E23 & E21
  • cauldron- C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, V17, V15, V12, V000 & V0000
  • cat- C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R32, R30, R27, R22 & 0

Thank you so much!




Going Catty stamp set

WS marble background rubber stamp

Marble Rubber Background stamp


Array of Rainbows die set


Quick Strips die set

WS pierced and stitched circles die set

Pierced and Stitched Circle die set

WS grass and cloud edger dies

Grass and Cloud Edger die set

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Bright Underwater Scene!

I have had so much fun creating with these sweet sea creatures and wanted to use a new bright color palette for this card!

0820-purple underwater scene

I used these wonderful Whimsy Stamps products:

I began my slim line card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.  They fit perfectly into the size 9A envelopes which can easily be found at your local craft store or online!

0820-purple underwater scene close up

I began the background by repeatedly stamping the sea creatures in a very light ink and die cutting the two stitched circles.  I inked the seedless preserves over the wave stencil and after taking it off I inked the whole piece with milled lavender.  To add some sparkle I added some nuvo glitter accents.

While that dried, I then stamped some sea creatures, colored with copic markers and added some accents with a white pen and fussy cut out.

Next, I die cut the coral and inked in cracked pistachio, mustard seed, abandoned coral & spiced marmalade.

0820-purple underwater scene side

To put the card together, I pop dotted the repeatedly stamped piece on the front and layered the coral behind the circles and pop dotted the cute sea creatures.

I heat embossed the sentiment in pink on a stitched banner and added some bubbles and blue nuvo drops.

Copic markers I used:

  • seahorse-Y38, Y35, Y32, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000 & 0
  • turtle-G05, G03, G02, G00, G000, G0000 & 0
  • starfish-R02, R01, R00, R000, R0000 & 0

Thanks for stopping by!



WS baby sea creatures stamps

Baby Sea Creatures stamp set


Build an Ocean die set


Quick Strips die set

WS pierced and stitched circles die set

Pierced & Stitched Circle die set

WS making waves stencil

Making Waves stencil